This may only be the Four Year Strong boys’ second night on the tour, but they’re most definitely not easing themselves in with energy that puts any new band to shame, after all these boys have 11 years’ experience at it. read more…


Pop punkers Blink-182 are arriving on UK shores this June to make good on their postponed summer 2011 tour. At the loss of Surrey quintet You Me At Six, Four Year Strong are joined on the support bill by fellow US rockers All American Rejects, the lads from The Blackout and Glaswegians Twin Atlantic. Not all of the bands are playing all of the dates, so be sure to check below to see who’s playing your date

The band have also added a new date to the summer line-up at on 7th July at Bournemouth BIC. Tickets for this date will be available from Friday 27th of January through usual ticket outlets and go live from 9:00am.

Full UK Tour Dates and which support acts will be performing:

07.06 – NIA, Birmingham  – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
08.06 – O2 Arena, London  – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
09.06 – O2 Arena, London – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
12.06 – The O2, Dublin – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
13.06 – Odyssey Arena, Belfast – All American Rejects and Four Year Strong
15.06 – Arena, Manchester – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
16.06 – LG Arena, Birmingham  – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
17.06 – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
19.06 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
20.06 – SECC, Glasgow – All American Rejects and Twin Atlantic
07.07 – BIC, Birmingham – All American Rejects and The Blackout
10.07 – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff – All American Rejects and The Blackout
11.07 – Capital FM Arena Nottingham – All American Rejects and The Blackout
12.07 – Echo Arena Liverpool  – All American Rejects and The Blackout

For more on what each of the bands on the tour are up to just now check out the following:  

Blink-182’s Behind The Scenes video from making After Midnight
The All American Rejects music video for Someday’s Gone
Twin Atlantic’s  live performance of Free from their incredible sold-out Glasgow Academy gig last December.
The Blackout’s fan made video of  Never By Your Side from Oxford Academy last December
Four Year Strong’s music video for Just Drive 

So here we are, another year has crept upon us, and what a year it’s going to be. With no time to even contemplate what’s in store this year, venues are jammed pack full of tours across the UK, with some of the biggest tours we’ve seen in a long time. It’s not just our home grown talent that’s making stops around the country, in fact, quite the opposite with a huge list of pop punk and alternative bands flying from across the pond to grace us with a visit.

First to arrive are loveable Americans, Four Year Strong, who come to the UK with the first plays of new album, In some way, shape or form which was released last November in the UK. The band will only be here for a week but are still making sure no fan is left playing from Leeds to Portsmouth. Support comes from rising British talent, Don Broco and pop punkers, A Loss for Words. They were meant to be joined by American newcomers, This Time Next Year, however due to financial issues the bands announced before Christmas they would have to pull out and apologise to any UK fan that was going to see them. Expect a whole host of crowd sing-alongs when the Four Year Strong takes to the stage. A tour not to be missed.

Next to come from across the pond are the fan girls favourite, All Time Low, no stranger to the UK, the band are followed by a great support that can rival the All Time Low themselves. We Are The In Crowd are a male and female dual vocal led group, but don’t let that put you off. If anything, they’ve started a new trend for the music scene and front lady, Tay Jardine is waving goodbye to the Paramore stereotype that every female fronted band automatically gains nowadays. The Maine are also flying over to join the tour, a band, who managed to break their way in the UK scene after a successful headline tour early last year. Although All Time Low have shot to fame on this side of the Atlantic, the band have actually been around for quite a few years – so don’t let the cheesy pop punk put you off. I assure you, between songs the guys will provide you with some laughs as, unlike many other ‘we’re good looking and we know it’ bands that seem to be ever increasing in the music world, All Time Low do not release it and if anything would rather be vulgar on stage than make the crowd of adoring fans love them anymore.

Its not just our American friends going on tour this month, Watford boys Lower Than Atlantis are touring all over the UK. Still breaking through the UK scene 2012 will no doubt be the year for these boys. After getting back from the US at the end of last year, they have took a short break before getting back on the road on the 20th. They’ve already managed to sell out the Southampton and London dates so make sure you get yourself a ticket whilst you can.

Coming back to the UK are Brand New, this is a rare opportunity so if you’re a fan, grab a ticket whilst you can because Brand New don’t stick around for long. Frontman Jesse Lacey and the boys come back to our shores this February and there’s no doubt each show will be totally unique. The bands lyrics are enough to send shivers down anybody’s spine so expect something special, and for less than £20 it’s more than worth it.

Finally, this year see’s the return of the annual Kerrang! Tour Sponsored by Relentless Energy Drink, which always has some amazing headliners with rising acts that are sure to impress with past years hosting it to the likes of Good Charlotte, Four Year Strong and Alexisonfire. True to its word, this year has a cracking line-up, with pop punk veterans New Found Glory co-headling with Sum 41, a band who rarely come over to the UK, up and coming screamers, Letlive and British band, While She Sleeps. With such a varied line up you’d be mad to miss it, and the best thing about it? It’s only £20. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to yours before the tour kicks off at the beginning of February.

There you have it, just some of the tours that the UK has to offer in the coming weeks. Make sure you have yours planned out as the majority all fall over the same weeks so you don’t want to be clashing your tours!

Additional UK tours coming your way over the next month:

Panic! At The Disco | Never Shout Never |  Young Guns | Canterbury | Lights


I’ll let you in on a secret. You might not have realised this, though for some of you it might not come as a surprise. Okay. Here it is: I love pop punk music. Seriously, I love it more than any other genre and a lot of other material objects. Even those pop-pop-pop-punk bands with those haircuts…I love them. Read more…


Four Year Strong have announced that they will be returning to the UK in early 2012 in support of their soon-to be released album ‘In Some Way Shape or Form’. Dates are as follows:

25.01 – Concorde, Brighton
26.01 – Insitute, Birmingham
27.01 – Met Uni, Leeds
28.01- Garage, Glasgow
29.01 – Academy 2, Manchester
21.01 – Pyramids, Portsmouth
01.01 – Koko, London


A host of new bands have been added to the somewhat mysterious aussie-based project Soundwave Revolution. The Damned Things, In This Moment, The SwellersEvery Time I Die, Four Year Strong, This Providence and Madina Lake are just a few of the latest additions. We still don’t know much about the tour/festival, but it sure does sound exciting!

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This year’s Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour was an all American affair with The Wonder Years, Framing Hanley and Four Year Strong joining headliners Good Charlotte on the twelve date jaunt around the UK. We headed along to the Glasgow date on none other than Valentine’s Day to check out the action…read more


CtrlAltRock favourites Four Year Strong have been added to blink-182′s summer UK tour, alongside You Me At Six. This tour is the stuff pop-punk dreams are made of! You can catch the shows at the following dates;

01.07 – Birmingham, NIA
04.07 – Liverpool, Echo Arena
07.07 – Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
08.07 – Manchester, MEN Arena
12.07 – Newcastle, Arena
13.07 – Nottingham, Arena
15.07 – Birmingham, LG Arena
16.07 – Cardiff, International Arena
18.07 – London, O2 Arena
19.07 – London, O2 Arena


Just to remind everyone that tickets for the 2011 Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour are still available if you’re looking for something to splurge that extra Christmas money on. Line-up consists of The Wonder Years, Framing Hanley, Four Year Strong AND Good Charlotte – so there’s something to suit everyone! Tickets are available from and the dates are as follows:

Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour 2011

3.02 – Dublin, Academy – EXTRA DATE!
4.02 – Dublin, Academy – SOLD OUT
6.02 – Southampton, Guildhall
7.02 – Norwich, UEA – SOLD OUT
8.02 – Bristol, Academy
10.02 – Cardiff, University Great Hall
11.02 – Leeds, Academy
12.02 – Newcastle, Academy
14.02 – Glasgow, Academy
15.02 – Manchester, Academy – SOLD OUT
17.02 – Birmingham, Academy
18.02 – London, Roundhouse


We are very excited about the addition of The Wonder Years to this year’s Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour with line-up being completed by Framing HanleyFour Year Strong and Good Charlotte.  The Wonder Years went down a treat at this year’s Slam Dunk festival and we can’t think of a better band to open these killer shows.  Tickets are going fast, so be sure to grab yours ASAP.

Kerrang! Relentless Energy Drink Tour 2011

4.02 – Dublin Academy
6.02 – Southampton Guildhall
7.02 – Norwich UEA
8.02 – Bristol O2 Academy
10.02 – Cardiff University Great Hall
11.02 – Leeds O2 Academy
12.02 – Newcastle O2 Academy
14.02 – Glasgow O2 Academy
15.02 – Manchester Academy
17.02 – Birmingham O2 Academy
18.02 – London Roundhouse